Special features include the following featurettes: a four-part Strangely Weird Weirdly Strange: The Magical World Of A Wonder Emporium (seven minutes), An Eccentric Boss And An Awkward Apprentice (seven minutes), To Meet Eric Applebaum, Start By Saying Hi (seven minutes), The Magical Toy Store (eight minutes), and Fun On The Set (two minutes); up-front previews; and additional trailers.
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is more than just a toy store, it's magic! The time has come for Edward Magorium (Hoffman), avid shoe wearer, to leave this planet. There is only one problem: Who should inherit his wonderful store? Enter Molly Mahoney (Portman), composer and Wonder Emporium manager, who may or may not have what it takes to bring the store to life. It is up to her friends, Eric Applebaum (Mills), collector of hats, and "A Counting Mutant" named Henry Weston (Bateman) to convince Molly she must believe in both herself and magic. (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.31:1 DVD exhibits a bold, vibrant image, with somewhat oversaturated colors and bright interiors. Fleshtones are somewhat orange with little in the way of delineation between different shades. Black levels are fairly deep, and the entire image has a relatively impressive sense of depth. Details are generally resolved nicely, but there are times when the image can look somewhat soft. Edge enhancement is minor, but noticeable at times, and pixel breakup can be noticed as well. (Danny Richelieu)
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